CloudOn for iPad, the virtual Microsoft Office app, was updated this week, to Version 2.0.
The biggest new features in the 2.0 version are support for storage / file access via Box.net (to go along with Dropbox, which was already an option) and the addition of Adobe Reader to allow you to view PDFs.
A handful of apps that provide virtual MS Office or Windows environments on the iPad have sprung up over recent months. CloudOn thus far seems to offer the best storage and file access options – as Dropbox particularly and Box are both very popular services.
Here’s the full change list for CloudOn 2.0:
• In addition to Dropbox, CloudOn now connects to Box (with more on the way). Access, edit & save files from these services in one place.
• Share your work. A couple of taps lets you send files to anyone – even if they don’t have a CloudOn account.
• Our new Adobe Reader lets you view PDFs – everything from simple forms to complex 3d documents.
• Use the File Viewer to view other file types, including PSD, JPG, PNG, GIF, etc.
CloudOn is a solid app for working with MS Office on the iPad. It’s good to see it extending its range of storage options and file handling capabilities – though it could certainly do with more in each area.
Here’s an App Store link for CloudOn; it’s a free app.